Hardware Scout Trooper Blaster COMPLETED

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Luke Warmwater

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A new project is under way at Warmwater Ordnance Labs: a hardware scout trooper blaster. I'm trying to have it done in time for Mantis' get-together.

I started with the scope, using the same technique I used for my RFT blaster scope; copper plumbing fittings, wood dowel and cap from a water bottle. For the scope reticle I used a lens from a 8mm movie camera:

[image]http://files.blog-city.com/files/aa/45798/p/f/imgp1531.jpg[/image]

The assembled scope, minus the clear cap which will go on after painting:

[image]http://files.blog-city.com/files/aa/45798/p/f/imgp1582.jpg[/image]

For the frame of the gun I used scrap wood molding and a dowel rod to form the grip and an inside corner molding for the "slide." I got sink faucet guts for the nozzle.

[image]http://files.blog-city.com/files/aa/45798/p/f/imgp1532.jpg[/image]

These gaskets, cut in half, form the ribbed sections on the side and top.

[image]http://files.blog-city.com/files/aa/45798/p/f/imgp1533.jpg[/image]

MORE TO COME.
 

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Luke Warmwater

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I added half-round molding to the top and sides of the "slide" and glued on the gaskets and the nozzle. A PVC cap goes on the butt end. I used a scope mount from Bass Pro to attach the scope (screw covers from Lowe's are dials on the scope). A push button from Radio Shack makes the trigger. I shaped the grip with a dremel and attached the transistor. I used an LED scale for a power greeblie.

[image]http://files.blog-city.com/files/aa/45798/p/f/imgp1660.jpg[/image]

A strip of aluminum is the trigger guard.

[image]http://files.blog-city.com/files/aa/45798/p/f/imgp1662.jpg[/image]

Nearly there.
 

RedTwoX

Sr Member
:eek WOW.

I'm very impressed with how good that looks. I am going to have to do this. Thank you so much for this post. I've looked at those copper fittings in Home Depot a couple of times tracking down bits and pieces for a Nerf repaint I'm working on, but it never occured to me to put them together like that for a single point scope. I must be blind.

Again, thanks for the post. Sharing ideas like this is what makes this such a strong community.
 

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troopermaster

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WOW that's excellent :thumbsup

I'm gonna have a go at making one of these blasters soon.Thanks for posting the pics,it will be very good reference for my attempt :p

Now,get it painted. ;)

-Paul.
 

FETTCLONE

Well-Known Member
Looking really good. I've been working on something similar, but yours is great. Keep at it, I'd love to see how this paints up and weathers.
 

kimncris

Well-Known Member
neat.

with the electronics on there, you should hide a battery in there somwhere and make it light up.

-cris
 

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temponaut

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Very impressive.

Thanks for posting this. It's inspiring to see what can be done with some found items, workshop skills, and creative vision.

Looking forward to continuing WIP pics. :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
 

Luke Warmwater

Well-Known Member
Originally posted by kimncris@Mar 22 2006, 03:16 AM
neat.

with the electronics on there, you should hide a battery in there somwhere and make it light up.

-cris
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My talents end at electronics. The LED strip is just glued into the wood. I'm sure it wouldn't be hard for some here.
 

Luke Warmwater

Well-Known Member
Finished:

[image]http://files.blog-city.com/files/aa/45798/p/f/imgp1666.jpg[/image]

[image]http://files.blog-city.com/files/aa/45798/p/f/imgp1667.jpg[/image]

[image]http://files.blog-city.com/files/aa/45798/p/f/imgp1668.jpg[/image]
 

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Jack Bauer

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that's pretty cool. I love scratch building.

One thing though. I don't think the Scout Blasters in the movie have triggers like a normal gun.
 

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